Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Choying Dzod Special Edition in English

If you don't get one of these while they are still available, you will have missed a fantastic opportunity. I'm talking about a special edition of Longchenpa's Choying Dzod ("Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena") -- the source verses -- done with a letterpress, on archival paper, and fine-art binding.

For USD $40.00 ? I have no idea how they did it, but they did. For a little extra, you can also get it with a brocade cover.

This magnificent edition was done up as a labor of love by Padma Publishing -- Chagdud Tulku's people. You know the old thing about, "if you were on a deserted island, and you could only have one book...?" Well, this is definitely the book. 

A beautifully done, small volume, somewhat larger than pocket size (depends on the pocket, I know) that you can keep for yourself or give away as a gift. Choying Dzod is also used as a support on altars, and is often read for dying Dzogchen masters. This latter use reinforces the idea that mere possession of this book is a sublime blessing.

Click the link, above, and purchase this volume before the edition runs out.


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3 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a must!! Even if you feel you are not worthy or ready to understand this text, simply having it on your altar will create a very auspicous connection for your future understanding. It is alive with the blessing of the Buddhas. It never fails to amaze and inspire!

Anonymous said...

By "source verses" I assume they mean the root text. So it doesn't include the commentary. But is it in English or in Tibetan? Is the English the same as the translation Padma has already published?

TENPA said...

Yes, this is the Richard Barron translation into English. No longer available in the trade book format, but the commentary still is (these are the ones with the blue dust jackets).